Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team, supported by members of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, was called to Roker beach at 7.30pm yesterday evening, Wednesday, July 8.
All units were released, however, after confirmation was received that the swimmer had left the sea unaided and was not in need of assistance.
A Coastguard Rescue Team statement said the alarm has been classed as a false call with good intent.
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